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Festival Season Essentials with Wish

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The festival season is here and I am so excited. I have always wanted to attend a festival in the UK, and I think I am going to finally get the chance this summer. We have a couple of festivals around us and we have decided on exploring 2 of them a bit more. Obviously as a twin mum, with very active 5 year olds., it has to be a family friendly festival. I want the twins to have a lovely summer holiday, and I can’t wait for the summer adventures to begin.

I got some lovely festival essentials from WISH some days ago, and I am looking forward to making the most of them. They items came in this personalised box below.

 

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Here are Festival Season Essentials I got from the Wish Website. All items are under £15!

 

Casual Leather Bag

 

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A stylish casual backpack is a festival fashion essential. The last thing you need is to have a regular handbag. That won’t work for long. Plus as a twin mum, I can have my hands free with all the important put away in this backpack.

I love the simple design of this backpack. It is a must have this festival season, and it can be used on a regular day out too!

Wellington Boots

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A good pair of wellington boots is always useful. It is raining cats and dogs as I type this post, and that is the lovely British weather for you. You never know how the weather would turn out, so it is best to go to festivals prepared with your wellies at the ready.

I love this pair right here. The black and hot pink combination is a beauty.The low heel is also a sensible idea. I won’t wear anything higher to a festival.

Sunglasses

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If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for sometime, you would know all about my love for sunglasses, or sunnies like I call them sometimes. I am never without a pair especially in the summer season.

This Wish Sunglasses would work great for festivals. They come in different colours, so there should be a pair for everyone.

 

Water Bottles

 

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Water bottles are definitely festival essentials. I won’t leave the house without ours. My kids drink a lot of water, especially on warm days, so we carry a lot of water with us when out and about.

I love these colourful water bottles from Wish. I have the blue bottle and it is really cute. It is great that they are coloured but yet transparent. I like to see what we are drinking.

 

Waterproof Jacket

 

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This light weight waterproof jacket is a festival essential this summer. I love the colour and the fact that I can carry it about in a compact pouch until I need it.

The waterproof jacket comes in various colours – green, yellow, orange, blue, and many other colours. So there should be a shade for everyone. I like the pink shade the best and I am looking forward to wearing it.

 

What do you think of these festival season essentials with Wish? Did any catch your eye? Are you attending any festivals this summer? Sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

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It’s About Time We Had a Civilized Discussion About Fur Coat

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It’s often difficult to have a civilized debate about real fur as it quickly spirals into something nasty. This is mainly due to the fact that anti-fur advocates passionately defend their stance and can sometimes miss the broader picture.

In this post, we are not going to talk about the negatives of fur. That’s something that has already been covered about in plenty of posts. Instead, we are going to present the other side of the story that often goes unheard.

The first thing you need to know that wearing and manufacturing fur coats in the United States is not illegal. In fact, you can even buy men’s fur coats online.  

While wearing fur is completely legal, slinging red paint on someone’s coat because they are wearing fur is illegal. So is verbally assaulting someone for wearing fur.

Another misconception about fur is that it somehow contributes to the very real concern of animals going extinct. When it reality habitat destruction, pollution, and release of exotic invasive species are the main culprits.

Ethical fur coat manufacturers source pelts from farms and ranches. That’s because farming ensures a steady supply of high-quality pelts and is more sustainable in the long run than going hunting. It’s not in the interest of manufacturers to destroy the natural habitat or deplete the population of the very animals they depend on to earn their living. There are also strictly enforced laws pertaining to trapping animals in the wild. While China has little to no laws to protect animals, there are laws in the United States and Europe to prevent animal cruelty.

 

Our Biased Approach to Animal Farming

Do you feel guilty about buying a leather jacket? If not, then you shouldn’t feel guilty buying fur coats. There is no debate that animal farms that involve killing animals are cruel. The very act of killing an animal can never be “humane”. However, we tend to focus our attention to farms that involve killing cute furry animals. We don’t care about how we treat chickens, cows, lambs, pigs, crocodiles, and other animals we farm for food.

The popular argument justifying that these farms are okay is because they are for food production. We need food to survive, so it’s okay. However, we also need coats to shield ourselves from freezing temperatures.

Both in terms of meats and winter fur coats, there are non-animal alternatives. We can choose to have tofu instead of chicken just as we can choose to buy a faux fur coat instead of buying the real thing. The only difference is faux fur coats also comes with its own baggage of negatives.

 

Faux Fur is Not All Sunshine and Rainbows

While it doesn’t involve killing animals directly, the production process of faux fur is anything but clean. The production of synthetic fur requires petrochemicals and massive amounts of energy. The coats are not biodegradable and can take thousands of years to break down. This puts a lot of pressure on already overloaded landfills. The production process of faux fur is also highly polluting. The dumping of waste materials, as well as high energy demands, can cause severe environmental damage, which contributes to habitat destruction and in turn extinction of animal species.

 

Manufacturing of real fur coat demands much less energy and space. It causes little to no pollution and the end product is completely biodegradable.

There is also the question of quality. While real fur coats provide excellent protection against extreme cold weather, most faux fur coats often prove to be inadequate.

Whether you choose to buy a faux fur coat or a real fur coat still remains your call. However, we do hope that this post encourages you to think and discuss the issue in a constructive manner. Feel free to leave your comments below to start an honest discussion.

 

Outfit Post – A Green Jumpsuit

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Hey Fashion Lovers! I got this stunning sparkly green jumpsuit as a gift some months ago, and I have been dying for some warm weather to wear it.We enjoyed some sunny days in Cheshire about 2 weeks ago. So I made the most of this beautiful new wardrobe addition. At first, I thought I wasn’t going to like the piece. But I was so wrong. This green jumpsuit is a keeper.

Jumpsuits are usually a hit or a miss for me but I had faith in this piece suiting my body type when I discovered it was from the petite range. I am only 5″2, so the petite collections in stores is usually where I start trying out pieces to figure out my size for various stores. I wear a size 10 in stores like Debenhams and Next, and a size 12 in stores like River Island and Topshop. I was so right on this green jumpsuit. It did fit like it was custom-made for me!

 

 

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When comfort meets style

I found it very easy to style this jumpsuit. My black and gold sandals finished off the look effortlessly, along with my crossbody bag and sunglasses. This look was put together in a few minutes and I was comfy all day thanks to the amazing jumpsuit fabric. It is always amazing when a outfit is stylish and comfortable at the same time. Comfort and style work hand in hand in my wardrobe.

I am so looking forward to wearing more of this jumpsuit this summer. The shade of green is so pretty and I am glad I now have a piece in this shade.

 

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WHAT I WORE

Green Sparkly Jumpsuit – Wallis

Black and Gold Sandals – New Look

Brown Sunglasses – Swarovski

Black Bag – Gucci

Bracelet – Fitbit Charge 2

 

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I am so in love with this look. What do you think of this look? Are you a fan of the jumpsuit trend? Pleas sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

 

 

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